NEW HAVEN - YU/1 : USA - CT

   Yale Memorial Carillon

*Location:

   Harkness Tower
   Yale University
   High Street between Chapel & Elm Streets
   New Haven, Connecticut, USA
   LL: N 41.30940, W 72.92934
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*Carillonist:

   Yale Univ. Guild of Carillonneurs
   PO Box 201964
   New Haven, CT  06520-1964
   T: (203)432-2309  [tower]
   E: carillon@yale.edu

*Contact:

   Ellen Dickinson,   (C)
     Yale University Bell Consultant
   69 Auldwood Road
   Stamford, CT  06902-7815
   H: (203)323-0600   F: (206)339-4433
   E: ellen1@aya.yale.edu
      Ellen.Dickinson@gmail.com

*Schedule:

   1230 & 1700 daily during school year;
   1900 most Fridays in summer (guests).

*Remarks:

   Original added semitone was sharp 4th
   (C#); sub-bourdon (F#) one semitone
   below bourdon (G); original chimestand
   and action supplied by Meneely Bell
   Co. (Troy); chimestand still in tower.
   A new practice keyboard was supplied
   by Meeks & Watson c.2000.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 54 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F# in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     G C   /    G A#28
   There are no missing bass semitones
   There is an identical practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 1966
     with bells made by Taylor      
   Prior history:
     In 1921, the instrument was begun with 10 bells
       with bells made by Taylor      
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 28 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   32 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  37 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  . %
   Year of latest technical information source is 1969
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Yale University Guild of Carillonneurs maintains an extensive Website.

On the university Website, click Visitors to see a photo of the tower across the surrounding rooftops.

News article (with two small photos) about the Royal Eijsbouts mobile carillon in use at Yale while Harkness Tower is silent.

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

A Web page on Connecticut Carillons has brief descriptions of 10 of the 11 carillons in this state, with thumbnail photos linked to larger JPEG files.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American concert class carillons by year of completion.

Other grand carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

The heaviest three bells of this carillon are among all great bells in North America.

Index to all traditional carillons in CT.

Index to all tower bell instruments in CT, including the ring on the same campus.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 18-Jul-16
   based on textual data last updated on 2016/07/03
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/05/09
*Photos:

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